My phone drains its battery at an incredible speed that causes me a slight pang of anxiety at all times. If its always on battery saving mode and loses a percentage every minute, there’s a problem somewhere. If I’m being honest with myself, that problem is too much information. I have tons of photos and apps and songs downloaded, and I don’t want to get rid of any of it. However, if I really want to solve the problem, I’m going to have to make a change.
That absolutely fascinating story aside, its hard to, in modern terms, “block the toxicity”. I’m unhappy but clinging to this idea that it will all work out perfectly. It’s hard to change. We only have a certain amount of self control before we’re exhausted. So pyschologically speaking, to get to where we want to go, we need to make sure our focus goes into things that matter.
Like a phone, we only have so much battery before we need to rest up. We have limited time and lots of things to do, to the point it may seem overwhelming. So don’t do everything. Don’t take on the world. Focus on one, maybe two things. Use your self control well and build it up. Make changes to the important things a little bit at a time. You can do this.